John Fank has been promoted to bank president at the First National Bank in Springfield, announces Darwin Kruse, CEO of First National Banks, Fulda.  Fank will take the reins of management upon the retirement of Lee Mammen on January 19.
Avera Medical Group Optometry is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Gina Hendrickson, Optometrist. She will begin seeing patients in mid-January at Avera Medical Group locations in Springfield and Tracy.  Dr. Hendrickson earned her doctor of optometry degree from Pacific University College of...
“Things change in all businesses; but the one thing that hasn’t changed and that’s the importance of trust in the banker and the customer.”    —Lee Mammen    
Fire destroys L&S Construction mechanical shop near Sanborn
Firemen also called to grease fire in Springfield
Fire destroyed L&S Construction’s mechanical shop near Sanborn on Thursday, December 31. Crews were working in the shop owned by Herb Scheffler, and at the adjacent Straight Line company property owned by Mike Scheffler, Herb Scheffler and Terry Roiger, when fire broke out in the L&S...
Steve Meine of Schwartz Farms has been selected as 2016 Swine Manager of the Year by the Minnesota Pork Board.                                                    —Submitted photo
Steve Meine spent 13 years working at a feed manufacturing plant until he was approached by John Schwartz and offered a job as a supervisor; Meine decided to accept the position. “I wasn’t sure if I wanted to work with pigs the rest of my life,” said Meine, “but I went home and talked to my wife...
House for Sale to be moved.
The Springfield School District recently purchased the historic Victorian style home with turret located at 321 West Central Street, just across the street, east of Springfield Public School.  The district is advertising the house for sale — to be moved.   The house was built in 1910, and was the...
Harvest Land Cooperative & AgQuest Financial Services along with matching funds from Land O’ Lakes contributed $1,000 to the Springfield Food Shelf. The funds will help the food shelves purchase necessary items for over the holiday season to families in need.  Pictured above are Roger Vaske,...
Red Cross phlebotomist Jackie Polzine is pictured with Jim Vogel as he prepared for giving his 105-106 units of blood Monday.
MERRY CHRISTMAS greetings from students from foreign lands attending Springfield High School.  From left: Acke Knutson of Sweden, Simone Rasmussen of Denmark, Saskia Schaub of Germany, Lore Buchét from Belguim, and Fabio Yaksic from Bolivia.
Winning Jingle Bell ticket numbers announced
  The Springfield Chamber of Commerce conducted the Jingle Bell lottery winners Monday evening at LeBon Boutique and Entertainment Center on Central Street. The Chamber of Commerce and participating businesses gave away the popular Jingle Bell tickets with customer purchases through December  14...


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